So, what is a FoxyDori?
A FoxyDori is a faux Midori Traveler’s Notebook. They can be purchased through The Foxy Fix on Etsy. Unlike the actual Midori, this shop allows you to choose different types of leather, colors of leather, sizes, and accessories. I wanted my traveler’s notebook to be wider than the original, so I decided to go with this brand.
I decided to purchase the Wanderlust Wide FoxyDori in the brown color. I will give y’all a complete walk-through of it once I get all of my inserts together, inside my notebook, and using it.
When I started this journey, I had no idea the expense that went into the traveler’s notebook. I guess you could say, I didn’t research it very well. So, it has taken me several months to slowly buy the inserts to fill this beauty.
For the main inserts, I decided to go with Growing Up Goddess on Etsy.
After lots of thought, I decided to purchase the expense/spending tracker, white lined, and checklist inserts.
Back in January, after we purchased our home, my husband and I sat down and came up with a budget. He has a budget, I have a budget, and my blog/home have a combined budget.
The spending tracker will help me keep up with how much I have spent and how much I have left each pay period.
The checklist insert will be used for my Blog Ideas. Anytime I have an idea for a blog post or YouTube video, I will mark it down in my notebook. Then, when I complete that particular post, I will check it off.
The last insert I purchased was one that was just white with black lines. I plan on using this insert for my Favorite Things. After I make a video and blog post, I will write down the month and year with the items I presented as my favorites. It will be an easy way for me to keep track of what things I have already talked about and which ones I still need to share with you guys.
Now, to the insert decorating…
I wanted my inserts to be cute and fun, so I would love to open them up and write in them. But, I wanted them all to coordinate. I didn’t want them to be matchy-matchy, but go together nicely, since they would be sharing a home in my FoxyDori.
I used the techniques that The Reset Girl talked about in her Midori Insert Decorating video. If you haven’t watched that video, I highly recommend it. I love Cori and her amazing planning business she has created.
I used a combination of Shimelle, Dear Lizzy, Maggie Holmes, and Amy Tangerine paper and stickers.
*Please check out my YouTube video at the bottom of this post with the complete walk-through of my entire process.
And, the final results…
I think they compliment each other pretty well. Overall, I am extremely happy with the results. And, I must admit I was a little nervous about recording this process. I knew I had one shot to get it right and it was my first time ever decorating inserts.